Waukon football team has 2023 season ended with 21-7 home loss to Union in opening round of Class 2A State Play-Offs

Wrapping up the quarterback ... Waukon football senior Isaac Ericson chases down the Union quarterback for a loss of yards in the Indians’ 21-7 home loss to the Knights in the first round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs Friday, October 20. Ericson pulled down three solo tackles in his total of four defensive halts that included this tackle for a loss of yardage. He and his offensive line teammates also paved the way for 171 yards rushing in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Riding the high of a sixth consecutive Class 2A district championship following a dramatic overtime victory one week earlier, the Waukon football team had that ride brought to a sudden halt in opening its seventh straight Class 2A State Play-Off berth - its 10th in the past 12 seasons - at home against a Union team from District 6 Friday, October 20. Trading an early touchdown tally each to start the contest, the Indians were then bitten hard by both the turnover and injury bug to have their season brought to a close with a 21-7 loss to a Knight squad that held a 2-6 overall record coming into the contest but had both of those wins come in its two previous games to build some late-season momentum.

The loss ends the Indians’ season at a 5-4 overall record that included a Class 2A District 3 championship mark of 4-1. The Union victory advanced the Knights on to the next round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs, where they now have to travel to perennial power and undefeated Van Meter this Friday, October 27.

For more complete coverage, pick up this week's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition by clicking here.